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I just got my resluts and I got both D in Core science as well as Additional science
I was considering doing BTEC Health and Social care(Still unsure though)
as I failed most subjects so will I be able to become a midwife without GCSE science? and will I have to deal with science in the future if I want to be a midwife?(I seriously hate science)
The ones I passsed were English literature(A*),English language(C),History(C),Art(C),
Religious Studies (B) and ICT BTEC (B)
Plus is it possible for me to do a apprenticeship in midwifery/nursing or childcare?
Or A levels?


(I failed Core Science,Additional Science and Maths)

Thanks in advance
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Look at different entry requirements and access courses and also look at the content - it might be quite science-y so you might not enjoy it tbh
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To be a nurse, you must have a degree nowadays, but there are different routes to getting in to uni. I would get yourself to your nearest college that offers an Access To Nursing course and get some advice from them. That course is aimed at people who do not have the required qualifications. Anything can be achieved if you work hard enough.
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You won't get into midwifery without maths and some unis science. If you find a uni that does youl be lucky. Even if you go get your access course youl still need these. I had to re sit my maths GCSE and luckily already had science but I did need both to get into nursing and midwifery requirements are usually greater than nursing. Not unless you wanted to take the adult nursing route and do the top up to midwifery? But even still.....you'd still 100% need maths


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(Original post by StrangeLife99)
I just got my resluts and I got both D in Core science as well as Additional science
I was considering doing BTEC Health and Social care(Still unsure though)
as I failed most subjects so will I be able to become a midwife without GCSE science? and will I have to deal with science in the future if I want to be a midwife?(I seriously hate science)
The ones I passsed were English literature(A*),English language(C),History(C),Art(C),
Religious Studies (B) and ICT BTEC (B)
Plus is it possible for me to do a apprenticeship in midwifery/nursing or childcare?
Or A levels?


(I failed Core Science,Additional Science and Maths)

Thanks in advance
I do BTEC Health and Social care and i want to be a nurse.

Whilst universities would like a science GCSE, not all of them ask for it.

I don't think that should impact you a lot but to be sure contact the specific universities and simply ask them.
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If it's what you want to do you are going to have to work through these, not around them.*

Midwives have to be able to interpret data. Many labouring women are hooked up to monitors which provide outputs that you need to be able to read with complete accuracy. If you don't have the baseline mathematical skills to do that then you are not going to be able to handle the midwifery course and that's why they set a minimum standard. Which you currently don't meet.

Key word there is currently. Get that skill. If you're not interested in working on that then you should consider a different career.*

A midwife is not a cheerleader for labouring women. They are highly specialised medical professionals who need to be able to identify when babies and mothers are in distress, interpret case notes and make clinical judgements at a very fast pace. Science and maths are at the absolute core of what they do. Like I said, if it's not a strength of yours, you need to work on that.*
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(Original post by StrangeLife99)
I just got my resluts and I got both D in Core science as well as Additional science
I was considering doing BTEC Health and Social care(Still unsure though)
as I failed most subjects so will I be able to become a midwife without GCSE science? and will I have to deal with science in the future if I want to be a midwife?(I seriously hate science)
The ones I passsed were English literature(A*),English language(C),History(C),Art(C),
Religious Studies (B) and ICT BTEC (B)
Plus is it possible for me to do a apprenticeship in midwifery/nursing or childcare?
Or A levels?


(I failed Core Science,Additional Science and Maths)

Thanks in advance
I think most, if not all, universities require 5 A*-C grades including English, Maths and Science, for nursing/midwifery degrees.

So to answer your question, no. Lots of good advice regarding other entry routes from other posters e.g. an access course, but nursing and midwifery are degree professions now and there is no way of getting around that with an apprenticeship. The only possible route is a degree through a university.
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(Original post by StrangeLife99)
I just got my resluts and I got both D in Core science as well as Additional science
I was considering doing BTEC Health and Social care(Still unsure though)
as I failed most subjects so will I be able to become a midwife without GCSE science? and will I have to deal with science in the future if I want to be a midwife?(I seriously hate science)
The ones I passsed were English literature(A*),English language(C),History(C),Art(C),
Religious Studies (B) and ICT BTEC (B)
Plus is it possible for me to do a apprenticeship in midwifery/nursing or childcare?
Or A levels?


(I failed Core Science,Additional Science and Maths)

Thanks in advance
Most universities (if not all) require Maths & English at GCSE Grade C, so I'd recommend thinking about what universities you would want to apply to and what qualifications you need.
I take it you have just received your GCSE results? If so, don't panic you have the option of studying A-levels (a science is normally required for Nursing & Midwifery) or BTEC in Health & Social Care. An access course is really aimed at over 19's as opposed to school leavers, the access course is to gain the equivalent of a-levels if you didn't get them, didn't get the grades you needed or in different subjects or have been out of education for a while.
Nursing & Midwifery require a degree, however you can work in health & social care without a degree (support worker, care assistant, nursery assistant)
I'd recommend speaking to a career's adviser or tutor about your results & your aspirations, so you can look at what you need to do to make it happen, GCSE resits are an option alongside your A-levels or BTEC.
You will have to learn Anatomy & Physiology in Nursing & Midwifery, so you won't be waving goodbye to science I'm afraid.
I'd recommend researching the role of a midwife (Royal College of Midwives website or NHS Careers) and gaining some experience in healthcare (voluntary work or shadowing) as this will strengthen your application & show your dedication to studying Midwifery.
Sorry for the essay & I hope this helps!
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(Original post by StrangeLife99)
I just got my resluts and I got both D in Core science as well as Additional science
I was considering doing BTEC Health and Social care(Still unsure though)
as I failed most subjects so will I be able to become a midwife without GCSE science? and will I have to deal with science in the future if I want to be a midwife?(I seriously hate science)
The ones I passsed were English literature(A*),English language(C),History(C),Art(C),
Religious Studies (B) and ICT BTEC (B)
Plus is it possible for me to do a apprenticeship in midwifery/nursing or childcare?
Or A levels?


(I failed Core Science,Additional Science and Maths)

Thanks in advance
It depends on the uni requirements, but be aware that in midwifery and nursing there is a lot of anatomy and physiology to be learned.

You also need to pass your GCSE maths as it is part of the course requirements and you will be doing some math calculations when it comes to administering drugs etc. It's worth retaking during your A-Level years.

Studying a level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care is worth doing, because it teaches you the theoretical aspects of how to care for people and you also get to do work experience in a health related setting as well. However, it's up to you.

Most universities ask for 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths and some might want a pass in science as well.

It is also important to get experience in a clinical environment, whether it is for work experience or volunteering, the experience will benefit your application.

I'm not too sure about the apprenticeships.

I hope you find this helpful






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